From the coast — probable engagement.
Augusta, Feb. 4,
--A private letter, written last evening in Savannah
, and received here this morning, states that heavy firing was heard in the direction of New river
, on the South Carolina
side, on Monday morning, which lasted over four hours. It was supposed to be an engagement with the enemy's gun-boats.
A passenger who reached here this morning says that he was informed by a Confederate officer in Savannah
, that our batteries at New river
had been , and act, at lasts of the
Sailing of Another Yankee fleet — Its Destination — Destruction of Property by the Yankees
— Arrival of Gen. Beauregard
, &c., &c.
,Feb. 4,--The fleet at Old Point
went to sea to-day, Southward bound.
It is believed that it is destined to co-operate with the Burnside
or the fleet on the South Carolina
,Feb. 4.--The Charleston Mercury
, of to-day, says that the firing heard on yesterday was at Red Bluff
The enemy destroyed the houses in that neighborhood.--Nobody was hurt.
,Feb. 3.--Gen. Beauregard
and suite arrived here this evening.
The heavy rains last night and to-day interfered with the usual preparations for the reception of Gen.
,Feb. 4.--No operator at the telegraph office in this city sent any dispatch to the Savannah Republican
stating that Gen. Price
had taken St. Louis
Nor was any such dispatch sent to any person or place from Nashville